Our Next Yoga Teacher Training Intensive (RYT 200) will be begin Summer 2022. You can attend in-person or via Zoom.
After you register for the in-person program, you will be also be asked to sign up and pay for the Yoga Teacher Training Online Program. You must enroll in the online program in order to attend the in-person intensive.
The full training includes two payments:
- Payment for the supplemental online course materials ($295), and
- Payment for the in-person (or via Zoom) intensive training is 3 payments of $499
What’s included in the online yoga training program
- Yoga History, Philosophy, and General Teaching Techniques for Hatha Yoga
- Teaching and Practicing Warm-Ups and Sun Salutations
- Teaching and Practicing Standing Postures
- Teaching and Practicing Seated Postures
- Teaching and Practicing Arm Balances and Inversions
- Teaching and Practicing Lying Postures (front lying and back lying postures)
- The Art of Sequencing for Hatha Yoga
- Teaching and Practicing Different Styles of Hatha Yoga (Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, etc)
- Teaching and Practicing to Pranayama and the Bandhas
- Teaching and Practicing Meditation
- Introduction to the Chakras
- Teaching and Practicing Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
- Anatomy of Hatha Yoga
- Effective Use of Props
- Hands On Adjustments and Partner Yoga.
- Teaching Yoga to Specific Groups (prenatal, kids)
- Yoga for Specific Health Issues, and Introduction to Ayurveda
- Sanskrit Pronunciation and Meaning for Yoga Teachers.
- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Review of Yoga Literature
- Creating Yoga Business Success
- Discovering Your Own Voice as a Yoga Teacher.
- Harnessing the Power of Yoga to Live Free of Limitations and Improve the Lives of Others.
The training also provides for flexible time, during which the topics covered are developed specifically to suit the training needs of each particular student group or host studio.
In addition to the in-person group training intensive, students also receive individualized training and mentoring which is scheduled at their own convenience.
Every student receives a manual to go along with each training session. The full training set of manuals, which is available to students online, contains over 1,500 pages of reference materials developed and copyrighted by the program. For those manuals that focus on asana teaching and practice, they include photos, alignment cues, teaching techniques, and benefits for over 150 yoga postures.
Through this training, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the many layers of yoga, advance your own practice, and develop confidence and skills in teaching others. You will also learn to harness the power of yoga to breakthrough your limitations and improve your life and the lives of others.
Focus of the 200 Hour Teacher Training Program
Our program is inspired by the teaching of T. Krishnamacharya. His focus on an individualized approach to yoga for each student is at the heart of this training. We value the individual in you and through our program, you learn how to discover your own style of teaching and practicing yoga. You will learn how to effectively teach to a wide variety of individuals, how to connect with your students, and how to help your students and yourself gain a deeper sense of internal awareness and ease through the practice of yoga. You will gain confidence in your teaching and in yourself. Rather than mold you into our style, we offer you the best practices from a variety of hatha yoga traditions and help you find your own unique style and path in your yoga journey. We believe that you are more powerful than you could ever imagine, and we’re here to help you discover that power.
Along with offering the highest quality training programs, we are mindful of your budget and do our best to make our programs affordable. While we keep our tuition costs low, you will be amazed by the quality of our training programs. During the training, and long after it’s over, we will be there for you, supporting your work as a yoga teacher, bringing new opportunities to you, and helping you in any way to bring your gifts to the world and to realize your dreams.
Location and Dates
Four Seasons Hotel and Resort (Also available via Zoom for June 2021)
Two Dole Drive
Westlake Village, CA
If you are coming from out of town, we will give you an extensive list of hotels close by, including our host hotel if applicable.
In addition to the group training days, each student will also receive separate individualized training time.
Before you join us for the yoga teacher training intensive, you will need to register and begin our online program. You don’t need to complete the online program – you only need to register and start the online program before joining us for the in-person intensive. The online program covers many important foundational aspects of teaching yoga, and allows us to make the best use of your time during the intensive. It also fulfills your non-contact hours and provides an introduction to many of the topics we will cover during the in-person training. Once you register for the in-person training, you will receive a link to sign up for the online training if you have not already done so
After looking into several kids yoga teachers' training programs, I chose to enroll with Yoga Education Institute. It has far far exceeded my expectations. This program is very systematic, informative and it equipped me with all the anatomical and physiological knowledge that I needed . It taught me how to make yoga teaching creative, lively and interactive so that kids can enjoy it. This training has proven to be an invaluable resource and I cannot wait to share this knowledge with kids.
The Kids Yoga Teacher Certification Program is one that is very thoughtfully planned out to ensure those going through the certification gain not only the basics of the human body but also information that helps support the yoga teacher specifically for children. I really enjoyed having recommendations for each age along with proper teaching techniques for a wide variety of postures. Thanks Nancy!
Kelli Boniecki - Ridgeland, South Carolina
I really enjoyed both courses that I have taken with the Yoga Education Institute. The modules were clear, concise and well-presented detailed explanation and examples. I would certainly recommend this program.
Deenah De Sousa - Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Kids Yoga Certification program at YEI is a phenomenal resource for so many. Parents and teachers alike can gain a lot of knowledge to help benefit not only their kids, but themselves as well. I know I will be using all my materials as a guide as I continue my journey into Kids Yoga. Thank you YEI!
The documentation provided for the kids certificate was very helpful. The information provided great techniques for capturing kids interest and keeping it! I loved the fact that i could complete the training at my own pace. I would recommend this training to other yoga teachers.
<h3>Frequently Asked Questions</h3>
What if I decide to not attend the teacher training intensive and no longer wish to complete the online program?
Our program is 100% guaranteed. If for any reason you decide to not complete the program, simply email us within 60 days of paying for the online course for a full refund. Any payments you make towards the in-person training are also fully refundable up to the first day of training.
What type of certification will I have when I am done?
Once you complete the online program and the in-person intensive, you will receive your yoga teacher certification and will be able to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) at the 200 level.
How much yoga experience do I need to enroll in the program?
You simply need to love yoga and be willing to commit to a regular practice to enroll in the 200 hour program.
What if I have to miss a portion of the in-person training?
Missed sessions must be arranged in advance and will be handled on a case by case basis.
When is the tuition due?
After submitting your application, you will be asked to pay a fee of $295 for the online course and to reserve your spot in the in-person training. The full tuition for any in-person training will be due before the first day of the training.
What if I have already taken your online yoga teacher training program?
If you have previously completed the Yoga Teacher Training Online Program, you will just need to submit an application for the in-person program. You will already be listed as paid for the online course and your space will be reserved in the in-person training without any additional fees.
Nancy Wile (E-RYT SOO), the founder of Yoga Education Institute, created the online teacher training program and works individually with each student who registers for our program. She has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and has been training yoga teachers (through RYT 200 and RYT 500 programs) for over 10 years.
Fabienne Grossman is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT). She is a Certified Relax & Renew® Trainer by Judith Hanson Lasater.She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and a Registered Yoga Instructor since 2008.
Jill Dyck is an E-RYT and began practicing yoga over 17 years ago. As a runner and skier, she found her first yoga class challenging, but she wanted to keep learning more. She has a keen understanding that no two yogis are alike, and encourages her students to practice mindfully and in a way that works best for them. Her hope for all her students is to take the sense of calm and joy they find on the mat out into the rest of their lives.